Plaskolite Acquires MXL Industries

Plaskolite LLC (“Plaskolite”), Columbus, Ohio, a global leader in the manufacturing of engineering thermoplastics, including acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and PETG Sheet, Lighting Profiles and PMMA Polymers, has announced the acquisition of MXL Industries (“MXL”), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a manufacturer of high-quality optical plastic products.

The addition of MXL strengthens Plaskolite’s existing coatings business that serves aerospace, defense, motorsports, security and construction markets, complements existing polycarbonate production and expands its broad product offering to include specialty-crafted optical thermoplastic solutions.  

MXL manufactures and coats specialty-crafted optical engineering thermoplastic parts for various military, motorsport, life safety, medical, aviation and marine applications. MXL is a one-stop-shop for customers, offering mold design and construction, injection molding, coating, routing and assembly. The company’s specialty-crafted optical plastic parts are used in mission-critical products including fighter jet helmets, medical-grade light fixtures and life safety equipment.

Ryan Schroeder, Plaskolite president and CEO, said: “MXL’s highly customizable in-house manufacturing capabilities, ability to manufacture high-quality low distortion optical components and niche end market exposure are an exciting complement to Plaskolite’s coatings offering and operational infrastructure. With our combined resources, we will expand our footprint into more specialty end markets, strengthen customer relationships and solidify our leadership position in specialty plastics and coatings.”

Jim Eberle, president and CEO of MXL, said: “For nearly 50 years, MXL has produced high-quality, customized specialty plastics and coating solutions for customers across a range of essential industries. Our partnership with Plaskolite represents an exciting new chapter of growth for our company.”

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